butimstillbeautiful:

"Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.” (Huffington Post Article)

Tell me something.

When was the last time you opened up your browser and saw a beautiful image of a body shape that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of skin markings that looked just like yours?

When was the last time you saw an image of breasts that looked just like yours? An ass that looked just like yours? Scars that looked just like yours? A belly that looked just like yours? 

rose & ten - the book edition

viscosis:

red-lipstick:

Sebastian Bieniek (b. 1975, Czarnowasy, Poland, German) - From DoubleFaced series, 2013      Photography

I love this so much

acidics:

I feel inspired, I’m gonna start going to the gym more often and do some squats and eat healthier and get a drug dealer boyfriend

favorite characters → roman godfrey (hemlock grove) 
     "I’m an ugly person… I have an ugliness that’s impossible to love."

mikaelsonatheart:

violetharmoned:

Plz don’t talk to me if you ship Klayley or Steroline

Can you please learn to tag correctly? If you’re anti klayley and anti steroline, tag your post ‘anti klayley’ and ‘anti steroline’. Otherwise you’re post automatically shows up in the tags, and I’d rather not see someone judging me because of who I ship. Thanks.

I’m sorry, I’m very confused because I didn’t tag this. But yeah, understandable !

This is how thoroughly we women have been sexualized, that we cannot make the kind of noises that come with physical exertion without it being associated with sex. In fact, everything about our bodies has been sexualized in one way or another. If we groan during sport or we breast-feed in public, we are criticized for making people think about sex. If we talk openly about things like menstruation and poop and farts, then we are criticized for making people not want to think about sex.

Think about what it means to be ladylike and all of the adjectives that go along with it: elegant, cultured, classy, sophisticated. To be successful at being feminine means being successful at being private, keeping your body’s natural functions behind closed doors and never letting anyone know they exist. It means to be constrained, that you do not let your legs spread wide in public transportation and you do not make noises that are harsh on the ears. It means presenting a polished, shiny surface to the world at all times, one that allows others to project whatever they wish onto you while never showing too much of your true self.
Women’s tennis and the gender politics of grunting   (via amazonianmaiden)

ventai:

HE HAS RETURNED

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samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.
—Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via wordsnquotes)
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